Dr. Nashat Shams Ali

Dr. Nashat Shams Ali


Dr. Nashat Shams Ali, PhD, LCPC, MD

Dr. Nashat is a seasoned mental health counselor with 15 years of experience working with people who have diverse needs. She is skilled at assessing and treating emotional and behavioral issues, as well as providing appropriate and evidence-based therapies and interventions. She has a proven track record of achieving effective results and positive outcomes, as validated by clients in post-session evaluation surveys.   When working with clients in any situation, she is compassionate, understanding, and friendly. Her professional background as a physician enhanced her clinical skills as a therapist, particularly in understanding the mind-body connection and vice versa. She is also an adjunct professor at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, where she teaches graduate psychology courses. In her leisure time, she enjoys watching movies and spending time with family and friends.

Dr. Shams provides services for the following challenges:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Chronic pain
  • Chronic stress
  • Health anxiety
  • Stress in cancer patients, as well as caregivers
  • Unwanted chronic habits (procrastination; nail biting; cell phone use, internet surfing, shopping, shoplifting, smoking, etc.)


Dr. Shams emphasizes the mind-body connection and educates her clients on mental health issues from both a medical and psychological perspective. CBT, TEAM CBT, Mindfulness techniques, progressive muscle relaxation, and psychoeducation are her primary treatment methods. Dr. Sham’s clinical approach also teaches clients effective relapse prevention techniques, allowing them to avoid months or years of hopelessness, loneliness, and self-doubt in the future. She believes that treating clients with dignity and compassion is more important than treating the diagnosis. Dr. Shams has primarily worked with adults, but she also enjoys working with teenagers. Working with teenagers is often assumed to be difficult and frustrating, but Dr. Shams has had tremendous success treating teenagers using the TEAM-CBT approach.

Dr. Shams’ Personality

Her personality and style in relating to clients is described as warm, authentic, and compassionate, in addition to encouraging and empowering.  She will help you work to achieve goals to build your unique ‘life worth living.’  Dr. Shams has a relaxed, caring, and mindful approach that allows clients to feel comfortable in the therapeutic environment. She is a multicultural therapist who is respectful of, and sensitive to, clients of various ethnic backgrounds. She speaks English, Hindi, and Arabic quite well. Her gentle nature led to opportunities to volunteer in a variety of non-profit organizations.

Please contact info@lifesolutionsgroup.org to request an appointment.


Professional Memberships

American Counseling Association

American Psychological Association

Education & Training

PhD , Health Psychology,   Walden University

M.A. in Professional counseling, Agrosy University

Bachelor in Surgery and Bachelor in Medicine

License & Certifications

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Certified Team CBT Level3 Trainer


1500 E. Lincoln Hwy, Suite 1
DeKalb, IL 60115


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